The State of Data Storage Management: 2011 vs. 2012, July 27, 2012 In 2011, data storage management was all about centralization and consolidation. Now, the tide has turned to data reliability, security and performance. Learn why.
Most Important Storage Technologies and Features
Since 2009, replication has ruled the list of storage technologies and features considered when making purchasing decisions; in 2012 it increased slightly to 52% of respondents citing it as "very" important. Encryption jumped as a priority, from 33% in 2010 to 42% in 2012. Neither increase is surprising, given the increase in the use of both technologies in organizations.
Snapshots and disk-to-disk-to-tape backup both dropped 5% from 2010 to 2012, while deduplication tumbled 7%. "This is likely an indication that IT now considers these relatively mature and undifferentiated technologies that are--or should be--standard features of any enterprise-class storage system," wrote Marko in "State of Storage 2012."